Rebecca Bird Grigsby
Since 2007
Works in United States of America

BIO
Rebecca Bird Grigsby (b. 1977, Guam) is a multi-media artist living in Boston, MA, whose work investigates the intersection of geographical displacement, loss, memory, narrative, and commodity, using print, digital, and interactive media as visual communication tools to explore the complicated relationship between an original object or experience and its copy or surrogate.

Grigsby is a Post-Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Text & Image Arts area at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she recently received a Master of Fine Arts Degree. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Practice and French from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. Her work has been exhibited at Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL; the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; San Francisco's Fort Mason Center; the Berkeley Art Center; and the Worth Ryder Gallery at U.C. Berkeley.
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REMINDER: Contribute to The Lost Object Project


Accepting submissions INDEFINITELY for an ongoing online exhibition of virtual memorials dedicated to inanimate objects @ http://www.thelostobject.com

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Contribute to The Lost Object Project
Virtual Memorials for Inanimate Objects
http://www.thelostobject.com

Collecting images and stories about objects that are lost, missing,
or otherwise no longer in our possession for an ongoing online
exhibition of virtual memorials.

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It all started with a lost briefcase. After I graduated from
college, my grandfather insisted I have a traditional briefcase.
The gift was much appreciated in thought but proved mostly useless.
A cross-country move several years later eventually forced me to
part with the briefcase, donating it, among many other objects, to
the Salvation Army. That was a couple of years ago. My
grandfather died recently and all I can think about is that briefcase.

By creating a virtual memorial for my lost briefcase and sharing my
story, I honor my grandfather's gift and, to some extent, confess
my guilt over getting rid of it. As I started to tell people my
story, I was struck by their response, which involved, in most
cases, immediately sharing with me a similar story about an object
that they had lost or misplaced. This project was designed to
contemplate, through the emergent content of analog and online
submissions from my immediate community and beyond, the irrational
affection we often feel towards inanimate objects as well as the
narrative and meaning that get attached to these otherwise mundane
things over time, qualities that can become heightened in an
object's loss or absence.

The website provides a space for people to observe as well as share
their stories about and images of their lost objects. You are
invited to browse the virtual memorials and participate in the
project at http://www.thelostobject.com/project.html

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The Lost Object Project
http://www.thelostobject.com
info@thelostobject.com

DISCUSSION

Contribute to The Lost Object Project


Contribute to The Lost Object Project
Virtual Memorials for Inanimate Objects
http://www.thelostobject.com

Collecting images and stories about objects that are lost, missing, or otherwise no longer in our possession for an ongoing online exhibition of virtual memorials.

***

It all started with a lost briefcase. After I graduated from college, my grandfather insisted I have a traditional briefcase. The gift was much appreciated in thought but proved mostly useless. A cross-country move several years later eventually forced me to part with the briefcase, donating it, among many other objects, to the Salvation Army. That was a couple of years ago. My grandfather died recently and all I can think about is that briefcase.

By creating a virtual memorial for my lost briefcase and sharing my story, I honor my grandfather's gift and, to some extent, confess my guilt over getting rid of it. As I started to tell people my story, I was struck by their response, which involved, in most cases, immediately sharing with me a similar story about an object that they had lost or misplaced. This project was designed to contemplate, through the emergent content of analog and online submissions from my immediate community and beyond, the irrational affection we often feel towards inanimate objects as well as the narrative and meaning that get attached to these otherwise mundane things over time, qualities that can become heightened in an object's loss or absence.

The website provides a space for people to observe as well as share their stories about and images of their lost objects. You are invited to browse the virtual memorials and participate in the project at http://www.thelostobject.com/project.html

***

The Lost Object Project
http://www.thelostobject.com
info@thelostobject.com